This lovely delightful Oncidium species comes from Mexico and Central America. The spike has been growing for over six months and has burst into flower this week.
Oncidium incurvum is a medium sized plant but produces very long flower spikes and hundreds of deep pink and white flowers each 3cm across. The spikes re-flower after the first flush from side shoots that develop from the the base of the branches on the spike – an extraordinary feature that gives this species an exceptional amount of flower each year.
The species is found in cloud forests from 1300-2100m and so plant enjoy cool wet conditions although we find that good drainage in a basket grows better plants for us than pots due to the profuse roots produced.
The flowers are also fragrant.